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Trains: A Complete History (Complete History)
Trains: A Complete History (Complete History)
by Philip Steele
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An icon of the Industrial Revolution, railroads were essential to the progress of the 19th and 20th centuries. Todays trains travel at speeds up to 268 miles per hour and continue to push the limits. Trains: A Complete History provides an excellent... (read more)

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Planes: A Complete History (Complete History)
Planes: A Complete History (Complete History)
by R. G. Grant
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Nothing seems to capture the imagination of humankind quite like the ability to fly, and just over a hundred years ago, that dream became a reality. Over the last century, planes have progressed in ways that would astound their earliest makers, and... (read more)

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Cars: A Complete History (Complete History)
Cars: A Complete History (Complete History)
by Simon Heptinstall
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Amazing feats of innovation and engineering, iconic vehicles are not just stylish and powerful, theyre irresistible symbols of status, freedom, and progress. Now Cars: A Complete History puts that sense of “engine-uity” back into the... (read more)

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Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build Implements of Spitball Warfare
Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build Implements of Spitball Warfare
by John Austin
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PopularMechanics.com selection for one of The Best DIY and Home Improvement Books of 2009  Weve come a long way from the Peashooter Era: with the advent of modern household products and office supplies—binder clips, clothespins, rubber... (read more)

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Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong
Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong
by Jen Yates
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In this day and age, any book that can make me laugh out loud earns top o' the list. Some of the pictures in this book are hilarious in themselves, but Yates adds captions with humor ranging from subtle to over-the-top. Keep Cake Wrecks handy for when... (read more)

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Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel
Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel
by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett
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Meet Boilerplate, the world's first robot soldier — not in a present-day military lab or a science-fiction movie, but in the past, during one of the most fascinating periods of U.S. history. Designed by Professor Archibald Campion in 1893 as a... (read more)

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Tokyo Taxi
Tokyo Taxi
by Alexander James
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Tokyo at night is a thrilling place. The buildings are illuminated by neon, while the sidewalks and bars are packed with bustling crowds. And, just as in many other cities around the world, the streets are full of taxis. What makes Tokyo so unique... (read more)

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Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry
Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry
by Leanne Shapton
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Auction catalogs can tell you a lot about a person—their passions and vanities, peccadilloes and aesthetics; their flush years and lean. Think of the collections of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Truman Capote, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. In... (read more)

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Mix Tape: The Art of Cassette Culture
Mix Tape: The Art of Cassette Culture
by Thurston Moore
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From the romantic tape to the breakup tape, the road trip tape to the "indoctrination" tape, Moore reviews the art and text of the mix cassette as a new way of re-sequencing music to make sense of one's most stubbornly inexpressible feelings.... (read more)

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Mail-Order Mysteries: Real Stuff from Old Comic Book Ads!
Mail-Order Mysteries: Real Stuff from Old Comic Book Ads!
by Kirk Demarais
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Rediscover your sense of wonder! Generations of comic book readers remember the tantalizing promises of vintage novelty advertisements that offered authentic laser-gun plans, x-ray specs, and even 7-foot-tall monsters (with glow-in-the-dark eyes!). But... (read more)

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1000 Extra Ordinary Objects
1000 Extra Ordinary Objects
by Colors Magazine
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Every culture on this earth is united by one thing (and it's not a desire for world peace): the manufacture and desire to possess useless crap. The editors of Colors magazine have scoured all ends of this stupid planet to document 1000 examples of... (read more)

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My Cool Caravan: An Inspirational Guide to Retro-Style Caravans
My Cool Caravan: An Inspirational Guide to Retro-Style Caravans
by Jane Field-lewis
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A weekend away in a stylish caravan provides the perfect antidote to 21st-century living, and more and more people are now breathing fresh "retro" vibes into the humble recreational vehicle. Old-style campers also tap into the nostalgia/retro market... (read more)

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Mak Studies #16: Furniture as Trophy
Mak Studies #16: Furniture as Trophy
by Peter Noever
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A gloriously bizarre showcase of indoor eccentricities, Furniture as Trophy unearths the mid-nineteenth-century tradition of antler furniture, which incorporates antlers into the design of armchairs, chests, and even fans and chandeliers.... (read more)

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Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention
Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention
by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett
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Before Jules Vernes flying machines and H. G. Wellss spaceships, there was Frank Reade, globe-trotting inventor and original steampunk hero. Frank Reade magazines were the worlds first science fiction periodicals, enthralling millions of readers with... (read more)

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Remember the '60s: Objects and Moments of a Swinging Era
Remember the '60s: Objects and Moments of a Swinging Era
by Patricia Masso
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Men's hair grew long, women's skirts became short and people dreamed of a world of love, peace and happiness. Fascinating novelties in fashion, music and design were the breeding-ground for trends in coming centuries. It brings back the memories of the... (read more)

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So Crazy Japanese Toys!: Live-Action TV Show Toys from the 1950s to Now
So Crazy Japanese Toys!: Live-Action TV Show Toys from the 1950s to Now
by Jimbo Matison
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They both saved the earth and put it in grave danger - the monsters and heroes of Japanese live-action. Whether you cherish tragic protagonists like Kikaida or mega monsters such as Godzilla, Jimbo Matison's So Crazy Japanese Toys collects them all. For... (read more)

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Taxidermy
Taxidermy
by Alexis Turner
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An unsurpassed survey of the world’s finest examples of this popular art form — in situ from the greatest private and public collections to the beautifully assembled rooms of contemporary artists, stylists, and cutting-edge interior designers.... (read more)

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Vibrators: 100 of the Best Vibrators in the World
Vibrators: 100 of the Best Vibrators in the World
by Gavin Griffiths
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With some designed for pleasure and others for aesthetics, vibrators today come in a dizzying array of shapes and styles. For those overwhelmed by the choices at hand, this exhilarating guide gathers together for the first time the best sex toys from... (read more)

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Catalog: An Illustrated History of Mail Order Shopping
Catalog: An Illustrated History of Mail Order Shopping
by Robin Cherry
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Since 1872 when traveling salesman Aaron Montgomery Ward realized he could eliminate the middleman and sell goods directly to his customers, Americans have had an ongoing love affair with the mail-order catalog, which continues undiminished even in today'... (read more)

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Sex Machines: Photographs and Interviews
Sex Machines: Photographs and Interviews
by Timothy Archibald
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Through astonishing images and the surprisingly touching words of its subjects, Sex Machines: Photographs and Interviews explores the new sex machine underground in America and the homespun inventors and users who propel it. After contacting an active... (read more)

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